Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke




Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Pitt Public Health, an Adjunct Professor in the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law, and the Director of the JD/MPH program. She currently teaches Public Health Law and Ethics in both schools, and is a frequent lecturer on emergency preparedness law. Her recent and current projects include researching the public health system with respect to emergency preparedness and response, integrating traditional legal analysis with social networking principles, analyzing hydraulic fracturing and its impact on the aquifer, co-authoring the Pennsylvania Public Health Law Bench Book, and investigating laws governing infectious diseases outbreaks as part of the MIDAS National Center of Excellence. Previously, she was an attorney specializing in lititgation with the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, with Thompson & Knight in Dallas, Texas, and with several small law firms in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is an active member of the Louisiana Bar.

More info here.

Customize your search:

E.g., 2016-10-27
E.g., 2016-10-27
E.g., 2016-10-27
Oct 31st 2016

What can we do to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases from becoming epidemics or pandemic? In this course, you’ll learn the facts about infectious diseases and medical responses. We'll focus on the public health laws and policies that provide the framework for effective prevention, like quarantine laws, drug development policies, and bioterrorism and biodefense.

No votes yet